Monday, January 31, 2011

Men at work . . . sort of . . .


Clearly, these guys had way too much time on their hands!









Peter

4 comments:

Jim said...

Boss: "Ha, ha, ha, you're all fired."

Jim

Old NFO said...

Agree with jim... STOOPID!

Rev. Paul said...

That would probably also be the day that the OSHA inspector showed up for a random worksite inspection.

Employees fired, foreman demoted and fined, company fined BIG time.

Douglas2 said...

...And yet we allow base-jumping, rock-climbing, parachuting, hot-air ballooning, amusement park rides....

Even in the short clip I can see that they have taken care to measure distances and have adequate safety margin to any obstacles. I know the harness and slings used, and they have a massive safety factor above the forces at work here. The fear when you do something like this is that you might be unaware of some failure mode, always a danger when you do something for the first, tenth, or hundredth time.

But before the video even started, when I saw the man in the harness and the bucket behind him with the sling between, my first thought was "This does not conform to the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (as amended)"

Of course, a second later I thought the individuals in the video were among the most wonderful people on earth. Somewhere there must be a happy medium that allows fun, between making sure that people aren't coerced into unsafe working practices (on one hand) and putting an ugly fence next to the top of every ravine in a national park (on the other extreme).